Business Account for Start-ups

We’ve created an account that helps new businesses to get off the ground. It is designed to be simple and convenient, so you can spend less time worrying about your banking and more time building your business.

We offer a range of banking services via multiple channels – online, mobile and over the phone – as well support and guidance from our experienced business management team.

You’ll also get access to a comprehensive archive of useful business guides covering subjects ranging from planning the early stages of your new business, through to day-to-day operations as well as guidance on the legal, tax and regulatory requirements of running a company.   

We help about 120,000 businesses to get established each year, so you can be sure your banking is in safe hands.

Features and benefits

  • Get 18 months free* business banking.
  • Manage your account through Internet Banking, Mobile Banking and Phonebank.
  • Get support from our business management team.
  • Access our comprehensive guides on starting, operating and growing a business.
  • Choose a Monthly PricePlan or an alternative tariff once your free banking period is over.


Additional support for start-ups

Get a 30-day free trial of our Business ToolBox: a suite of useful online tools to help you start, manage, and grow your business. It includes:

  • email - get professionally branded email addresses, as well as manage tasks and calendar appointments
  • website - create and manage your own business website with no website-building experience required
  • cloud storage - backup and protect your files in a secure cloud service.
  • and more – including legal help, business planning and accounting software.

No payment details are needed to start your trial period. After the free trial, tools are priced at or below the RRP. You have full flexibility to add or remove tools at any time.

Find out more

To apply for a Business Account for Start-ups, you should:

  • require the account for business use
  • be a sole trader, partner or director
  • be aged 18 or over.

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On the phone


0800 022 4389

Call us to talk to our business management team. We are available from 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday, except for 9.30am to 5pm on Wednesday.

Our commitment to British business

We're committed to helping British businesses grow and develop by giving them the support they need – our Business Charter will tell you more.

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Businesses, new and established, will face fresh challenges and opportunities. Our comprehensive range of online business resources and tools are designed to help.

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